Everywhere - very common
Description: large spreading tree commonly 10-20m high, attaining 20-30m on favourable sites, with dense folliage and full round crown. Bark rough, hard, dark brown, grey or black, fissured towards base.
Flowers: yellow in dense cylindrical spikes 5-8cm long, mostly in pairs in upper leaf axils.
Fruit: curled-twisted, in leathery-woody pods, about 5-7cm x 1.5cm, dark brown when ripe, containing blackseeds arranged diagonally, attached to short bright orange-red arils.
Flowering: May - July.
Fruiting: August - October.